Read How Airtel Tried To Cover Up Story Of Woman Who Died In Their Building With N3m
On Thursday the 29th of December, 2016, Late Chika Alex-Etuk was like any other Nigerian. On that fateful morning her intention was to visit Airtel office at 11, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos State to obtain and register a new Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) for her phone and to take her 2 children ages 6 and 7 years with her friend who came on a visit from South Africa for shopping at a local shoprite mall Surulere.
At around 1pm Nigeria time, Chika was in Airtel premise and she was asked to fill out a form by Airtel staff which she did, immediately she was usher by one of the Airtel staff to stay in a position to take a photograph which was one of the requirements for the SIM registration.
As she stepped to area directed by the staff, the tiled floor on the spot where she stood caved in, Chika fell into a sinkhole and her left leg got stuck there up to her knee.
She sustained multiple lacerations to her lower leg, cuts around her thigh and went into shock from the severe pain and loss of blood. Her children were traumatized by the incident which has now affected them mentally and physically. Her Children were not shielded from the scene, they watched in horror as a chunk of their mothers flesh laid on the ground while she yelled out, for hours, in pain.
The first son now has developed breathing problem, he is not able to sleep well, while the second son (age 6) is always in and out of hospital, not able to communicate or play with other children.
The incident plus the death of their mother has left the two boys severely traumatized, especial the six year old son who is always afraid to sleep at night because he wakes up sweating, screaming and calling out for the mum (with tears) to come back home.
The deceased 6 years old son said he told the mother not to go out on that particular day.
Airtel Limited, has done nothing but offer empty words of fake condolence in a series of letters in order to prevent a law suit. They further insulted the family by offering them 3 Million to cover up the story.